DD IEC TS 62143 pdf download Electrical installations for lighting and beaconing of aerodromes — Aeronautical ground lighting systems — Guidelines for the development of a safety lifecycle methodology
4 Competence of persons 4.1 Objective The objective of this clause is to ensure that persons who have responsibility for any activity or are directly engaged in any aspect of the lifecycle of an AGL system are competent to discharge those duties or perform those tasks.
4.2.1 It is recommended that the appropriate administration or aerodrome authority encourage the development of a formal and structured competency training programme(s). The training programme(s) should consist of multiple tiers that enhance progressively a person’s skills and ensure a recognised level of competency for those persons who have satisfactorily completed the programme(s).
4.2.2 All persons involved in any activity, including management and maintenance activities, shall have the appropriate and verifiable training, technical knowledge, experience and qualifications relevant to the specific duties they have to perform. In particular, where involved in work on AGL equipment, they shall be knowledgeable of the specific risks and the safety procedures involved in the work. The training, experience and qualifications of all persons involved in any activity shall be justified taking into account all the relevant competence factors. The justification shall be recorded in appropriate documentation (see 5.3.2 g)).
NOTE The following competence factors should be addressed when assessing and justifying the competence of persons carrying out their duties:
• engineering appropriate to the application area;
• engineering appropriate to the technology (e.g. mechanical, electrical/electronic/software engineering);
• safety engineering appropriate to the technology;
• knowledge of the legal and safety regulatory framework;
• knowledge of the operational aspects related to the AGL system at the aerodrome;
• the consequences in the event of a failure of AGL equipment;
• the consequences of failure to adhere to safety procedures when working on AGL equipment;
• the novelty of the design, design procedures or application;
• previous experience relevant to the specific duties to be performed and the technology being employed;
• relevance of qualifications to the specific duties performed.
5 AGL safety management
In order to prepare and deploy an AGL system fit for operational use at an aerodrome, it is essential that safety is implicit throughout the lifecycle of the system. It is also essential that the organisations involved in all phases of the lifecycle have an embedded culture that addresses safety at all levels of management and work. It should be reminded that technical protection devices do not guarantee a level of safety and, in being able to prevent an accident from occurring, that there is no substitute for safety procedures, and the competence and vigilance of the persons involved. The following subclauses outline those aspects of a safety management system that should, at minimum, be in place within any organisation associated with the lifecycle of an AGL system.